Dec 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
tighter and exact spaces for some time. >> reporter: d.c. developer monty hoffman will soon be offering 100 compact apartments, 350 square feet a piece, on the city's southwest waterfront. he says the housing market is being driven by a new generation of buyers whose priorities have changed. >> they're more about experience than material things. they like their space but they like the street theater. the street, the cafes, those omcome our living room. housubois: for the tiny house lighbors, their living rooms will include a breathtaking view. >> we're worried about zombies creeping in a few times a year. the full moons are a bit frightening. >> reporter: washington housing codes don't yet allow people to live in the homes full time so for now, the group says, it's a showcase, a microscopic model of their american dream. >> i think people are starting to understand, you know, lower cost, affordable housing can be- - can be very livable. and maybe we don't need the big mcmansions that we've been living in. >> dubois: and just because they're small doesn't mean they're necessarily cheap.
Dec 9, 2012 1:00pm PST
a possible successor if his health declines. >> premiere monti said he plans to resign following the sudden loss and support from the party of berlusconi paving the way for early elections a year after he pulled the country back from the brink of disaster. >> a massive search-and-rescue effort in the philippines with 900 fishermen missing after a typhoon struck. >> new fallout to the growing political conflict in egypt. egyptians in egypt are flooding into the united states many live ing egypt because of the crisis and for their safety. and now, live in los angeles. dominic, what sort of scale is this wave of asylum seekers? >> napolitano at homeland security says we are seeing a doubling of seekers since the muslim brotherhood took power and 100,000 egyptians have turned up according to unofficial figures. it is mostly the coptic christians and we understand, as well, that new constitution does so little to protect minority rights including christians there and this is an attempt by the islamist to wipe out what remains, really, of the christian community in cairo. take a listen. >> christ